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undergraduate thesis: Serial order short-term memory, item short-term memory and vocabulary learning in bilingual adults of Cantonese and English

TitleSerial order short-term memory, item short-term memory and vocabulary learning in bilingual adults of Cantonese and English
Authors
Issue Date2011
PublisherThe University of Hong Kong (Pokfulam, Hong Kong)
Citation
Ip, H. N. [葉凱欣]. (2011). Serial order short-term memory, item short-term memory and vocabulary learning in bilingual adults of Cantonese and English. (Thesis). University of Hong Kong, Pokfulam, Hong Kong SAR.
AbstractPrevious studies of bilingual speakers have shown a strong relationship between phonological short-term memory and vocabulary learning, particularly serial order short-term memory. This study tested the hypothesis of phonological short-term memory in predicting the acquisition of expert vocabulary in bilingual adults of Cantonese and English. Twenty undergraduate students were recruited and different behavioural tests were administered to investigate their extant vocabulary knowledge in both languages and their phonological short-term memory abilities. Two phases of data collection were involved in this study: tests of phonological memory, cognitive abilities and lexical decision were carried out in Phase 1; where in Phase 2, lexical decision task was re-tested to measure the change in their vocabulary learning overtime. It has been found that extant vocabulary knowledge and phonological short-term memory are good predictors of vocabulary learning. The results also give evidence to the idea of a shared lexico-semantic process in both languages.
DegreeBachelor of Science in Speech and Hearing Sciences
SubjectLanguage acquisition
Short-term memory
Dept/ProgramSpeech and Hearing Sciences
Persistent Identifierhttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/192883

 

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dc.contributor.authorIp, Hoi-yan, Nathalieen_US
dc.contributor.author葉凱欣en_US
dc.date.accessioned2013-11-28T06:05:21Z-
dc.date.available2013-11-28T06:05:21Z-
dc.date.issued2011en_US
dc.identifier.citationIp, H. N. [葉凱欣]. (2011). Serial order short-term memory, item short-term memory and vocabulary learning in bilingual adults of Cantonese and English. (Thesis). University of Hong Kong, Pokfulam, Hong Kong SAR.-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/192883-
dc.description.abstractPrevious studies of bilingual speakers have shown a strong relationship between phonological short-term memory and vocabulary learning, particularly serial order short-term memory. This study tested the hypothesis of phonological short-term memory in predicting the acquisition of expert vocabulary in bilingual adults of Cantonese and English. Twenty undergraduate students were recruited and different behavioural tests were administered to investigate their extant vocabulary knowledge in both languages and their phonological short-term memory abilities. Two phases of data collection were involved in this study: tests of phonological memory, cognitive abilities and lexical decision were carried out in Phase 1; where in Phase 2, lexical decision task was re-tested to measure the change in their vocabulary learning overtime. It has been found that extant vocabulary knowledge and phonological short-term memory are good predictors of vocabulary learning. The results also give evidence to the idea of a shared lexico-semantic process in both languages.en_US
dc.languageengen_US
dc.publisherThe University of Hong Kong (Pokfulam, Hong Kong)en_US
dc.rightsThe author retains all proprietary rights, (such as patent rights) and the right to use in future works.en_US
dc.rightsCreative Commons: Attribution 3.0 Hong Kong Licenseen_US
dc.subject.lcshLanguage acquisitionen_US
dc.subject.lcshShort-term memoryen_US
dc.titleSerial order short-term memory, item short-term memory and vocabulary learning in bilingual adults of Cantonese and Englishen_US
dc.typeUG_Thesisen_US
dc.identifier.hkulb5093376en_US
dc.description.thesisnameBachelor of Science in Speech and Hearing Sciencesen_US
dc.description.thesislevelBacheloren_US
dc.description.thesisdisciplineSpeech and Hearing Sciencesen_US
dc.description.naturepublished_or_final_versionen_US
dc.date.hkucongregation2011en_US

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